Beverage outlets across the state will be closed today as a complete lockdown has been announced across the country. Due to the closure, online facilities will be made available for those in need of alcohol. Beverage Corp MD this morning ordered employees to close down the liquor stores. The shops will not open until further warning.

At a previous Cabinet meeting it was observed that the closure of liquor shops would lead to the disaster. A total of 598 bars, 265 beverages corporations, 39 outlets under the Consumer Fed, 358 beer and wine parlors and 42 clubs are closed.The Opposition had earlier criticized the opening of liquor shops. The main reason is that the crowds in front of the brewery are spreading the Covid virus.